"Modern Hebrew for Beginners" offers secondary school, college, and independent-study students a state-of-the-art learning experience. This combination text and workbook is designed to be used with web-based audio, visual, and interactive materials to give students multiple learning opportunities suited to a variety of learning styles. The program provides for intense practice of all four language skills: reading, writing, listening comprehension, and conversation. Esther Raizen introduces the basic concepts of Hebrew through a wide variety of written and oral activities, many of which are offered through a dedicated website rich with computer tutorials and short original films based on contemporary Israeli life and society. Raizen emphasises the spoken language, while also paying attention to various aspects of normative grammar, of the written language, and of cultural elements associated with Hebrew. With this variety of materials and the capacity for continuous updating via the website, teachers and students will find this book endlessly adaptable and highly suitable for self-paced training and a variety of academic settings. A native of Israel, Esther Raizen is Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of Texas at Austin.